More than 80 brave gymnasts have come forward with sexual abuse allegations against USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, sparking widespread change in the way the organization handles allegations of abuse.
The scandal at USA Gymnastics would never have come to light if not for the courageous decisions of dozens of victims to step forward and tell the world what happened. We should celebrate their courage, not silence their voices.
The holiday season can present challenges for some survivors of sexual abuse and incest. RAINN support specialists who operate the National Sexual Assault Hotline share strategies for survivors to feel safe during this time.
Bragging or joking about sexual violence is offensive and unacceptable. “Any language that condones sexual assault, no matter where it takes place, is not okay,” said Jodi Omear, RAINN’s vice president for communications.